North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

UND Law alumna, Lu Jiang, ’12, to be keynote speaker at upcoming Women for Philanthropy online event

UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s annual Women for Philanthropy event returns in an online format on April 20, 2021.

UND female leaders from around the globe will gather on one screen to embrace philanthropy and share experiences that will leave you feeling motivated and inspired to change the world.

Keynote speakers include Katie Itterman, ’03, Executive Director of the Burgum Foundation and Lu Jiang, ’12, J.D., attorney at law and former Program Manager for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Women for Philanthropy
Tuesday, April 20
Noon – 1 p.m. (CT) | Online

12:00 p.m. | Welcome – Sarah Prout, `07, Associate Vice President of Engagement
12:03 p.m. | Event Introduction – DeAnna Carlson Zink, `86, UNDAAF CEO
12:10 p.m. | Keynote Speakers
12:55 p.m. | Closing Remarks – DeAnna Carlson Zink, `86, UNDAAF CEO

Keynote Speakers Bios
Katie Itterman, ’03, is a UND alumna and current director of Burgum Foundation, which focuses on supporting rural North Dakota schools with cutting-edge programming in teacher education and retention and student mental health. Katie participates in philanthropy by serving on the Plains Art Museum board and in various, hands-on wats in her church and in her neighborhood.

Lu Jiang J.D., ’12, is an attorney at law and former program manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she had an overarching goal of closing the educational achievement gaps to improve outcomes for Black, Latinx and low-income students. A relentless champion for students and minorities, Lu founded the Equal Justice Endowment at UND and the Women’s Empowerment Scholarship Endowment at Seattle Central Community College, both aimed at providing financial support to the most underserved student populations.